The home's secondary entrance opens into a laundry and storage space, where towels, swimsuits and soiled clothing can be stripped and beach gear stowed before one advances into the home's formal spaces. Both hard working and stylish, the room hints at the home's overall color palette and design aesthetic. "I just wanted it to be happy and pretty," says interior designer Linda Woodrum, cognizant of the view into the laundry room from adjoining spaces. "The laundry room is going to be the primary entrance for whoever lives at HGTV Smart Home and it's important that you see something attractive when you first walk in."
Designed to keep sand and soil outside, a secondary entrance located conveniently adjacent to the driveway and garage opens into a laundry room, where one can clean up after a day at the beach.
Hard working yet stylish, the laundry room makes a designer statement. Vibrant green walls connect to lush side yard views and a Jacksonville Beach, Fla., street light banner doubles as artwork.
Energy efficient appliances are tucked conveniently under counter; the muted titanium finish lends a modern sensibility.
A series of black-and-white photos, captured by photographer Eric Perry, features local Jacksonville Beach surfers.
A pocket door opens to reveal an adjoining pantry/closet, which offers space to store beach gear and accessories, plus cleaning supplies and dry goods.
Both stylish and functional, polished quartz countertops offer ample space to fold laundry.
A window bench offers a cozy spot to stop and kick off flip flops and stow them in hand molded rattan baskets before entering the kitchen. A garden stool may double as a laptop computer stand.